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Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious west African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries.

Also a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalists, Sona is one of the most exciting new talents from the West African Griot tradition to hit the stage in recent years.
 
Sona Jobarteh forthcoming shows
         
3rd-5th May - L'Emoi Du Jazz Festival   Cote D'Ivoire
         
1st July - University of Music Franz Liszt   Weimar, Germany
         
3rd, 4th July - TFF Rudolstadt   Germany
         
10th July - Brave Festival   Poland
         
17th July - Brave Festival   Poland
         
18th July - Big Bang Festival   Ireland
         
23rd July - WOMAD Festival   UK
         
7th August - Rainforest Festival   Malaysia
         
29th August - In2the Wild Festival   UK
         
24th Sept - Gera Muzika Gyvai   Lithuania
         
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Sona Jobarteh - The Gambia Official Video  

SONA JOBARTEH SHOOTS DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO IN THE GAMBIA

 

Kora sensation Sona Jobarteh has spent the month of June shooting her debut music video for the song entitled “The Gambia”. It is one of the most important projects that the Kora player has embarked upon in recent times. Written this year by the singer, the track was filmed by an accomplished crew who flew from Seattle, USA, to undertake this crucial project. Director Jacob Bain and cameraman Robert Frost shot in a wide range of locations in The Gambia to capture the sense of the nation’s endowed rich cultural heritage.


Sona Jobarteh - Brave Festival  

SONA - CURATOR OF BRAVE FESTIVAL,
POLAND

  Sona recently finalised her work as curator of the Brave Festival this year, an annual international music Festival. This 11th edition of the Festival was dedicated to the role of the Griot, and Sona was elected by Festival Director Grzegorz Bral to lead this year's edition as curator and artistic director. Bringing artists such as Kasse Mady Diabaté, Balla Kouyate, Ballake Sissoko and Vieux Farka Touré, Sona succeeded in bringing together an outstanding festival programme which was treasured by the Polish audiences.
   

     
Sona Jobarteh and Sanjally Jobarteh  

SONA PERFORMS FIRST FULL-LENGTH
CONCERT WITH HER FATHER
SANJALLY JOBARTEH

  History was made last month when Sona performed her first full length concert with her father at the grand Theatre Polski in Poland to a packed audience. This exclusive Kora duet performance saw father and daughter performing both ancient and modern music from the Manding repertoire.
   

     
ABJ Drum Students - The Gambia  

SONA'S MUSIC SCHOOL IN THE GAMBIA:
STUDENTS HOLD PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

  The students of the ABJ Music School in the Gambia gave their public performance following a 6-week drum course for students aged 8-12 years old. The first set of custom-made djimbe drums for the school was officially bought in June with money the school has raised from donations.
 
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FORTHCOMING SHOWS 2015:
         
  3rd and 4th May | L'Emoi Du Jazz Festival Cote D'ivoire Website
         
  1st July | University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar, Germany Website
           
  3rd and 4th July | TFF Rudolstadt Rudolstadt, Germany Website
         
  10th July | Brave Festival Wroclaw, Poland Website
         
  17th July   Brave Festival Wroclaw, Poland Website
           
  18th July | Big Bang Festival Ireland Website
           
  25th July | WOMAD Festival Charlton Park, UK Website
           
  7th August | Rainforest Festival Malaysia Website
           
  29th August | Into The Wild Festival UK Website
           
  25th and 26th September | Gera Muzika Gyvai Lithuania Website
           
         

         

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